easy weeknight meals

White Bean and Kale Soup

March 18, 2013 Dinner

  So it’s still cold out. Not warm at all. I’m freezing. How about some soup? Ingredients: Borrowed from Serious Eats 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 1 medium onion, finely diced (about 1 cup) 2 medium carrots, finely diced (about 1 cup) 2 ribs celery, finely diced (about 1 cup) 4 [...]

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Creamy Mushroom and Artichoke Soup

March 12, 2012 Dinner

Every year a few days before Christmas, we have a soup dinner with friends of my in-laws, the Masons. It’s one of my favorite new traditions since marrying into my husband’s family. Ms. Mason is an impressive cook. Each year, she prepares a smorgasbord of soups for us to slurp down. And she always whips [...]

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Lentil “Meatballs” With Lemon Basil Pesto

February 17, 2012 Dinner

One of my favorite things to make before becoming a vegetarian was turkey meatballs. Sadly, now that I no longer eat meat, I haven’t had a meatball in something like five years. It’s crazy to think how much my diet has changed over the years. I no longer have a taste for meat. In fact, [...]

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Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Linguine

February 1, 2012 Dinner

This may be one of the simplest, quickest dinner recipes I’ve ever posted. It’s a recipe I created while living in a tiny dorm-like apartment in France. I can’t even say it was a studio because it was actually a single, cramped bedroom in a high school where I taught English to French students.  There [...]

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Vegetarian “Chicken and Dumplings”

December 11, 2011 Dinner

Chicken and dumplings is one of my all-time favorite meals. It was the single biggest obstacle to my becoming a vegetarian. Life without chicken and dumplings just didn’t seem worth living. My mother is a wonderful, albeit reluctant, cook. On very rare occasions she’d make us chicken and dumplings. My heart would soar with excitement [...]

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Sweet Potato Skillet Hash

October 24, 2011 Breakfast

I love weeknight meals like this one, that can be whipped up in a single skillet. When you’ve worked a long day and you’re tired and hungry, throw a bunch of veggies in a hot cast iron skillet, stick a fork in it, and call it a night. Ingredients: (makes 2 servings) 1 cup diced [...]

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